Royals See the Royals' Holiday Cards Through the Years The most sought-after holiday cards of the season By Maria Mercedes Lara Maria Mercedes Lara Instagram Twitter Digital Content Operations Director, PEOPLE. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on December 23, 2021 01:02 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 28 Prince Harry's Family 2021 Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's 2021 holiday card with Archie and Lilibet. Alexi Lubomirski Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shared their 2021 Christmas card (which was taken in the summer at their home in Santa Barbara by Alexi Lubomirski) featuring their children Lilibet Diana, 6 months, and Archie, 2. It was the first public photo of the couple's daughter, who was born in June 2021, and also gave a look at how big Archie has grown. The message on the card reads, "This year, 2021, we welcomed our daughter, Lilibet, to the world. Archie made us a 'Mama' and a 'Papa', and Lili made us a family. As we look forward to 2022, we have made donations on your behalf to several organizations that honor and protect families – from those being relocated from Afghanistan, to American families in need of paid parental leave." The card was first shared with Team Rubicon, a veteran-led organization to which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have previously lent support. 02 of 28 Prince William's Family 2021 The Cambridge family's 2021 Christmas card. Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/Instagram Prince William and Kate Middleton released their annual family Christmas card this December, featuring Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis in front of a stone background. The sweet family shot was taken earlier this year, during a private family trip to Jordan, according to Kensington Palace. "Delighted to share a new image of the family, which features on this year's Christmas card 🎄," the couple wrote on Instagram alongside the new photo. 03 of 28 Princes Charles & Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall 2021 Prince Charles and Camilla's 2021 Christmas card. The couple opted for a candid shot that's oh-so-2021 for this year's Christmas card, featuring Prince Charles helping his wife adjust her mask at the Royal Ascot. 04 of 28 Prince Harry's Family 2020 The 2020 Sussex family Christmas card. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex The pair released their first American Christmas card in 2020, before celebrating the holidays in Montecito, California. Starring Archie and their two adorable dogs, Pula and Guy, the card is an illustration of a photo taken by Meghan's mom, Doria Ragland. "Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year," the card states. 05 of 28 Prince William's Family 2020 The Cambridge family's 2020 Christmas card. Matt Porteous / The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/Kensington Palace via Getty Prince Louis' smile took center stage in 2020's Christmas card, which saw the royals posing in fall sweaters at their family's country home in Norfolk, Anmer Hall. 06 of 28 Prince Charles & Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall 2020 Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Clarence House/ Instagram The couple's 2020 card was a vibrant shot taken in the garden of Birkhall, their home in Scotland. 07 of 28 Meghan Markle & Prince Harry 2020 The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's 2019 holiday card. The Queen's Commonwealth Trust shared the couple's first Christmas card as parents, which featured a photo taken by her friend Janina Gavankar that showcased baby Archie's adorable cheeks. 08 of 28 PRINCE WILLIAM'S FAMILY 2018 Matt Porteous Prince William and Kate Middleton released their official family Christmas card with Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince Louis, 8 months, taking center stage. The holiday portrait was taken in early fall and features all three kids — with little Louis making his Christmas card debut! 09 of 28 PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE 2018 The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's 2018 holiday card photo. Chris Allerton Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have started a new tradition — it's their first-ever Christmas card! The pair's first festive season as a married couple was marked with a newly released photo from their wedding celebrations. In the image, the couple are photographed from behind as they enjoy the fireworks at the evening reception at Frogmore House in May 2018. 10 of 28 Prince Charles & Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall 2019 Prince Charles and Camilla's 2019 Christmas card. Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty They were clearly ready to race into the new year! 11 of 28 MONACO'S ROYAL FAMILY 2018 Vanessa von Zitzewitz/Monaco Royal Family Prince Albert and Princess Charlene posed with their two children, Prince Jacques and Princess Charlene, for their annual Christmas card photo shoot. Once again, they went with festive and glamorous! 12 of 28 MONACO'S ROYAL FAMILY 2018 Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella. Vanessa von Zitzewitz/Monaco Royal Family Royal fans got a two-for-one special when the Monaco royals opted to include a second image in their 2018 card. This special addition was a portrait of 4-year-old twins Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, showing off their adorable sibling bond. 13 of 28 CHARLES AND CAMILLA 2018 Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Hugo Burnand/PA Wire For 2018, the couple's Christmas card featured a casual photo of Charles and Camilla casually chatting with each other one a wooden bench. Photographer Hugo Burnand captured the moment, in which Charles in dressed in a suit while Camilla wears a white dress and necklace featuring several strings of pearls, in the garden of Clarence House over the summer. 14 of 28 SPANISH ROYAL FAMILY 2018 Spanish Royal House by PPE/Thorton King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia posed alongside their daughters, Princess Leonor and Princess Sofia. The card included the message, "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019" and was signed by all four family members. 15 of 28 CHARLES AND CAMILLA 2017 Victoria Jones/PA Wire Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, used a photo from a celebration for Camilla's 70th birthday back in July. "Wishing you a very happy Christmas and New Year," the message read. 16 of 28 PRINCE WILLIAM'S FAMILY 2017 Chris Jackson/Getty Images/PA Wire Their last Christmas as a family of four! Prince George and Princess Charlotte took center stage for the portrait, standing in front of their parents at home at Kensington Palace. All four are coordinating in blue ensembles, with Kate wearing a Catherine Walker suit she's worn on several occasions. 17 of 28 MONACO'S ROYAL FAMILY 2016 Vanessa von Zitzewitz / Courtesy Monaco Palace Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco chose a glamorous portrait to use for their annual holiday card in 2016 — and check out the sly cameo by Grace Kelly! 18 of 28 CHARLES AND CAMILLA 2016 Chris Jackson Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, chose a snap from their visit to Croatia to use for their holiday card in 2016. 19 of 28 MONACO'S ROYAL FAMILY 2015 Photograph by Christopher Morris, courtesy of Palais Princier de Monaco Prince Albert and Princess Charlene released their first-ever family Christmas card in 2015, featuring an adorable shot of their twins – Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella. 20 of 28 JORDANIAN ROYAL FAMILY 2015 Facebook Queen Rania shared an elegant photo from the family's 2015 holiday card in December. 21 of 28 CHARLES AND CAMILLA 2015 Clarence House The royal couple used a picture shot by a friend during a vacation in Scotland for their 2015 card. 22 of 28 SPANISH ROYAL FAMILY 2015 Spanish Royal Household/Getty Infanta Soféa and Leonor, Princess of Asturias, were clearly the stars of this year's Christmas card from the Spanish royal family. And check out those matching braids! 23 of 28 CHARLES AND CAMILLA 2014 John Stillwell/Getty Charles and Camilla sent out this smiley greeting for Christmas back in 2014. 24 of 28 SPANISH ROYAL FAMILY 2014 Spanish Royal Household/Getty King Felipe's coronation was one of the biggest Spanish royals moments in 2014, so it's understandable that they chose to highlight the event in their holiday card. 25 of 28 CHARLES AND CAMILLA 2013 John Stillwell/AFP/Getty The royal couple looked like they were enjoying a day at the races in their cheerful 2013 card. 26 of 28 CHARLES AND CAMILLA 2012 Lewis Whyld/Clarence House/Getty Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, shared a snap from the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012 for their holiday note for that same year. 27 of 28 CHARLES AND DI'S 1987 CARD Frederic J. Brown/Getty Prince Charles and Princess Diana posed with a young Prince William and Prince Harry in this surprisingly casual (and totally '80s) holiday greeting. 28 of 28 ELIZABETH 1942 Express/Express/Getty During World War II, then-Princess Elizabeth sent out a special Christmas card in 1942 to the Grenadier Guards regiment of the British Army.